CHANGE APACE

PARIS -- Food-industry retailers and suppliers are fighting to keep up with rapid changes on two fronts.On one side, according to Etienne Laurent, president and chief executive officer of CIES, The Food Business Forum, here, are the consumers, who are changing at such a fast pace that they have become unpredictable. Retailers and suppliers also are faced with internal upheaval as they simultaneously

PARIS -- Food-industry retailers and suppliers are fighting to keep up with rapid changes on two fronts.

On one side, according to Etienne Laurent, president and chief executive officer of CIES, The Food Business Forum, here, are the consumers, who are changing at such a fast pace that they have become unpredictable. Retailers and suppliers also are faced with internal upheaval as they simultaneously strive to expand their businesses, operate more efficiently and market to a moving co

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